Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Skip a Manicure (See Jane Preserve)

glitter tips
My expectation is that a manicure should last a week; of course, that's not always the case (and also, that's not to say I get one every week, because I definitely don't!).  Not only am I terrible at painting my own nails but I tend to wear through a manicure quicker than most.  When a glittery polish caught my eye, I decided I could cover up my ragged manicure with some quick swipes to the tips of my nails where chips were present.  As you can see from the pictures, the manicure was definitely grown out (see:  jagged cuticles) but this did the trick in a pinch and ultimately saved me both time and money.

'tart' by butter london
the only acceptable form of frosted tips (as far as i'm concerned)
Quick math:  If you currently get manicures every week and changed extended it to bi-weekly by adding some glitter to the chipped tips, you'd save about $390 per year* (assuming it's $15/manicure, including tip)

41 comments

  1. Cute idea :)

    http://laurawho0.blogspot.com/

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  2. Such a great idea! Fortunately I always do my own nails so I don't have to worry about that :) (but I do like the idea of not having to pain my nails every week)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  3. Genius idea!! Def going to be trying this out!!
    http://mereandthemr.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great Idea :)

    xoxo
    Paulina
    http://blush-paula.blogspot.com/

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  5. holy crap! seriously...that is a lot of savings. and this is a brilliant idea.

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  6. that's actually a really brilliant idea.

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  7. i rarely get manicures, but when i do, i definitely want them to last as loooooooooooooong as possible.

    great idea!

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  8. Chipped polish is my biggest pet peeve, I would prob just get another mani

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  9. I love the look! Definitely going to try it out :)

    From Brooklyn with love,

    Jen

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  10. That's a really good idea - I do my nails at home but I like the idea of not being compelled to do them so often because they've started looking ragged.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  11. Great idea! I have this Butter London glitter too!

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  12. love this idea! And the Butter London glitter polish looks amazing

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  13. Thats a great idea! I often do silver glitter on my tips buy never thought of doing it to make my manicure last longer!

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  14. i always add a coat of glitter to extend a mani atleast another 5 days, i'd never thought of just doing tips
    in dramatic fashion

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  15. I've also noticed that doing glitter tips to start actually lasts longer..less chipping! Great tip!

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  16. oooo I love this...gonna have to try it out!


    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  17. I destroy my mani's quickly, too, so this is a great idea!

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  18. Uh, brilliant much? Doing this TONIGHT.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  19. Wow looking at the math that is a really big savings! I am loving the idea of adding some extra glitter...
    http://lindseyyoung.net

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  20. Wow, I rarely get manicures, but I wish I did more often really. I just can't afford it! Such a great idea though, I love it!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  21. Gonna do this right now!!!

    Love you for sharing it!

    Esther xx

    http://girlinapanama.com/

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  22. Lovely idea, love that you included the saved money stats! Amazing how much little luxuries can cost in the end.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  23. That's a cute combo! I always do my nails myself, I've never even had a professional manicure! But you're right the nail polish never lasts the whole week !

    http://olgasrecord.blogspot.com/

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  24. What a great idea! I also find that my manicures chip within a couple days, and I feel like a no-chip might be inconvenient. When I don't have a manicure, my go-to is simply a clear polish. It looks nicer than nothing, it's hard to screw up, and it helps keep your nails from breaking.
    Love your blog, by the way :)

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  25. Love it! cute idea...and no one would know what you are trying to hide!

    www.dearmarguerite.com

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  26. Great idea! Love Butter London products!

    www.tayloredandfrank.com

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  27. So simple. So smart. Yet - I would have never thought of it, sadly.

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  28. I must say, as a nail polish addict, totally loving this! xo

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  29. What a great tip and the result looks so nice!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  30. so clever!! i am so doing that! I am MISS NAIL CHIPPER EXTRORDINAIRE, I literally walk out of a salon and chip them within the hour.

    www.simplystylishmom.com

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  31. awesome idea, I'm totally doing that!

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  32. Genius! I'm like you and my manicures last only a few day. I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks!

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  33. Genius! I'm like you and my manicures last only a few day. I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks!

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  34. That's a great idea! Plus it looks super cute! I'm going to have to try it!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  35. I LOVE Butter London!!! I typically do my own manicures as well. However, I did go this weekend with my cousin over the weekend for some bonding time :)

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  36. I always do nails on my own but when I don't have time I just "retouch" missing spots with the same nail polish and then cover the whole thing with glittery one... and the manicure looks fresh.

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